House Of Tiny Tearaways

BBC Three has ordered a fourth series of its reality hit House Of Tiny Tearaways from independent producer Outline Productions with a range of brand new elements set to grip parents across the nation including two new experts, a new house and a new day clinic strand.

Brace yourself for a new round of tears, tantrums and tough love as House Of Tiny Tearaways follows families with troublesome children, up to eight years of age, into the specially-designed house, where they will be observed 24/7 by two new experts and undergo intensive days of parenting, training, and soul-searching.

Presented by Claudia Winkleman (Fame Academy, Strictly Come Dancing), House Of Tiny Tearaways aims to help the families work through issues that would baffle even the hardiest of parents.

This time round the families can stay as long as it takes for them to get their beleaguered family relationships back on track.

Two new experts take the place of Dr Tanya Byron; one half of the new team is Dr Elizabeth Kilbey, a clinical child psychologist who specialises in working with parents who have children under the age of five. She currently runs parenting groups that focus on behaviour management for children with issues such as tantrums, sleeping and eating problems.

Dr Kilbey is joined by clinical psychologist Laverne Antrobus (Little Angels, Teen Angels), a mum with three kids of her own. Laverne focuses on treating primary age children with emotional, behavioural, academic, and psychiatric difficulties, and has previously worked with parents whose children are young offenders.

Both Dr Kilbey and Laverne Antrobus are chartered psychologists, at the top of their field, and each has their own unique approach to a variety of parenting difficulties.

Other changes for the format include a new idyllic rural locale for the residential house.

There is also the introduction of the Day Clinic feature, where families can enter the house just for the day. This will enable the show to help a large number of extra families who cannot live in the house for medical, work-related or disruptive reasons.

House Of Tiny Tearaways will air daily, Monday to Friday, from late Autumn 2007. Filming on this 20-part series begins in September.

Series four of House Of Tiny Tearaways will be Executive Produced by Laura Mansfield. The Series Producer is Kat Lennox and the Commissioning Editor is Suzanne Gilfillan.

The series was greenlit by Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC Three, and Elaine Bedell, BBC Controller of Entertainment Commissioning.

Suzanne Gilfillan, Executive Editor, BBC Entertainment, commented: “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming families and viewers to the fourth series of House Of Tiny Tearaways. The new experts and some exciting innovations will make this much-loved series even more special.”

Laura Mansfield, Joint MD, Outline Productions, said: “We’re all really excited about the onscreen partnership of new experts Dr Elizabeth Kilbey and Laverne Antrobus.

“They have different, but complementary approaches and having two experts will enable us to work with the families in so many different ways.

“It will also give the audience a new insight into a lot of the discussions and debate about courses of treatment that would normally happen off screen.”

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